[6 A.M. Prompt] Instauration

6:00 A.M. Prompt “Instauration” : restoration after decay, lapse, or dilapidation At night, he couldn’t sleep. Not in here. He remembers this, looking around, horrified. For the first time in his life, he is truly horrified. Because he’s better now, and can fully comprehend that what he had been living had not been a life….

[6 A.M. Prompt] Zero (Running Empty)

6:00 A.M. Prompt “Zero (Running Empty)” Being hungry feels like dying. Perhaps it is; the beginning stages of such a state. It certainly drains life. Or … the body is trying desperately to preserve it, with nothing to feed off of. Nothing to nourish it and help it replenish itself. It can’t spare energy for…

[6 A.M. Prompt] Ruined (Girl in Rain)

6:00 A.M. Prompt “Ruined (Girl in Rain)” Wet cheeks. Hair. Clothes. Everything. Water poured from her. It surrounded her. She was crying, and so was the sky.

[6 A.M.Prompt] Fear

6:00 A.M. Prompt “Fear” It sits there while she’s eating her cereal. She stares at It. It is a twisted, gnarled, mottled grey and ugly Thing. It stinks. Vapors rise from its husk , visible to her like smoke, thick and suffocating. It reaches for her, meaning to seize her lungs, stop her heart; paralyze…

[6 A.M. Prompt] In the Ladies Room

6:00 A.M. Prompt “In the Ladies Room” It gets cold in the office, so I go in the ladies room. Somehow, it’s much warmer here. It’s also blessedly dim. My eyes hurt from staring at the computer screen for hours on end. In the ladies room, my eyes and I, we get a break. I…